Man In Officer-Involved Shooting Charged

Police Say Man Pointed Handgun At Another Person

A man shot by a Denver police officer because the officer thought he was going to shoot at pedestrians was charged with menacing, officials said.

Dwight Collins is charged with felony menacing and prohibited use of a weapon, said Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver District Attorney's Office.

Kimbrough said on Oct. 17, a Denver police officer parked his patrol car and saw Collins in another car raise a handgun and point it toward pedestrians and another police car.

The officer pulled out his gun and shot Collins, she said.

Collins is in custody at the Denver County Jail. His bond has been set at $50,000.

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